TakeTV takes FilmBox Brand Channels to Israel

DetailsEditor | 22 April 2015

Global film and television programming provider SPI International is launching seven thematic channels from its FilmBox brand on the new Israeli IPTV/OTT platform TakeTV.

The service will offer the MMA and kickboxing sports channel FightBox HD; the FashionBox HD channel devoted to fashion and shopping; DocuBox HD presenting documentaries on nature and human civilisation; Fast&FunBox HD for fans of extreme sports.
The SPI package also includes FilmBox Arthouse, a channel which airs masterpieces of world cinema in addition to independent and arthouse productions from all over the world. TakeTV subscribers in Israel will have a chance to see works of such prominent directors as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and others.

"As a new player in the TV market in Israel we are excited to offer several SPI channels on our new IPTV/OTT platform," said TakeTV CEO Lior Banay. "Our customers may now enjoy both the linear channels and the related VOD content. We value the quality of programming and the high level of professionalism delivered by SPI International and we hope it will be a win-win partnership."

Added Berk Uziyel, Executive Director of Filmbox International: "We are excited to launch our channels for the first time in Israel. We look forward to delivering top quality entertainment while being part of TakeTV's service. We hope this new platform will be a great success as we are planning to launch a localised movie channel especially for Israeli audiences."